A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

ToolsGroup

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. But there is another way to segment supply chains that begins with the customer. She says that companies typically create 2 to 5 customer segments.

Supply Chain Segmentation: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Supply Chain Nation

Last month JDA teamed up with IndustryWeek and Altera Corporation to present a Webcast on the topic of supply chain segmentation titled: One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Altera’s Supply Chain Segmentation Journey to Profitable Growth.

Why Segmentation and Profitability Go Hand in Hand

Supply Chain Nation

The Aberdeen Supply Chain Summit in Chicago earlier this month was a productive event for supply chain executives and practitioners. It was the general consensus of the group that there is value to be delivered from supply chain segmentation.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SiOP) – Part One

Arkieva

I pride myself on being an expert in designing and implementing Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning. A cross-functional process: from Segmentation to the Exec SiOP Meeting. Segmentation. There is no one-size-fits-all in your supply chain.

My Biggest Mistake: Inventory Levels are the Thermometer for the Management of the Company

Arkieva

As a Phd in inventory optimization, I’ve started my supply chain career in adjusting inventory parameters with surgical precision. I was, and I still am passionate about applying statistics and advanced analytics to the supply chain domain.

How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity

ToolsGroup

Gartner has identified five stages of supply chain planning maturity and they say that 70-80% of companies plan to increase their supply chain planning (SCP) technology spend over the next two years to climb to the next level. Build more resilient supply chain plans (e.g.,

Becoming demand-driven on command

Supply Chain Movement

My hand was enjoying the warmth from the porcelain coffee cup and I was loving the solitude when a supply chain leader approached me with a cup of tea in his hand. Translate independent demand into a product segmentation strategy. Actively design the supply chain.

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

This heightens the need for having a global procurement network which can support and respond to a company’s supply chain needs in a timely manner. A lean manufacturing environment should involve a shorter lead time, lesser inventory and improved throughput.

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Avoid “Lost in Translation”. Monetize S&OP to Include Finance.

ToolsGroup

Finance speaks a different language than supply chain. But by monetizing Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), supply chain planners can speak the language of finance while developing S&OP into a more mature process. Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP

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Building your Supply Chain Strategy: The Five Tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Nation

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for supply chain professionals as companies embraced supply chain innovation, moving up the five steps of the supply chain maturity curve, supported by new technologies. Your roadmap to Customer-Centricity.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As demand and supply volatility increases, the goal is to build a flexible supply chain system. The definition is one that can deliver the same cost, quality and level of customer service with the increase in demand and supply volatility. Companies want to be agile.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. To meet consumer needs, everyone in the supply chain needs to work harmoniously together or risk bad reviews and loss of business. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Carrying inventory is a necessary evil. Too much inventory means profits are eaten away by storage costs.

4 Characteristics of the Evolution of the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater It’s Time for the Evolution of Supply Chain: 4 Characteristics to Watch for With Supply Chain 2.0. The decades-old challenge of supply chain is now more difficult to solve than ever before. It lies in Supply Chain 2.0!

It’s Time for Supply Chain 2.0! 4 Characteristics to Watch For

Kinaxis

This age-old challenge of supply chain is now more difficult to address than ever before. With complexity growing exponentially, supply chains and their associated capabilities need to start evolving now. According to Accenture, the answer lies in supply chain evolution.

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Five reasons why our supply chains aren’t demand driven

The Network Effect

It is difficult to come across many supply chain leaders today who do not subscribe to the principle of Demand-Driven Supply Chains. Software suppliers have promoted and developed software to help enable the Demand-Driven Supply Chain model.

Order Promising and Demand Shaping in a Segmented, Omni-Channel World

Supply Chain Nation

In a segmented, omni-channel world, available-to-promise (ATP) is seeing a renaissance. Almost 20 years ago, JDA was a pioneer in bringing to market allocated available-to-promise (ATP) capabilities to support segmentation across geography, product, and customer.

Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Perhaps the most overworked word in the supply chain management lexicon is “visibility.” Yet it’s difficult to overstate the importance of a view into what’s going on in the supply chain. The right data enables better scheduling and use of supply chain assets. “A

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Defining Customer-Centric Supply Chain Design for Manufacturing Companies

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. This post will explore the three capabilities essential to supply chain redesign.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. Sri Laxmana, director of Ocean Services, participated in a panel discussion on Effective Supply Chain Risk Management.

The Best Gift This Holiday Season: Personalized Logistics

Oracle SCM

Today’s supply chains are facing similar challenges with personalizing logistics operations for customers. Let’s look at some key steps on the journey to a customer-focused supply chain. Segment customers to match incentives to needs.

Key Manufacturing Takeaways from FocusConnect 2016

Supply Chain Nation

Tasked with figuring out what drones mean in a warehouse environment, he dismissed the common preconception that drones will soon be carrying items around warehouses (they are too heavy), and explained how they will instead be used for scanning codes to monitor inventory levels. The supply chain of the future. Supply chain segmentation in Europe.

JDA’s Project with SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand, Recognized for Its Impressive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Nation

Supply & Demand Chain Executive recently announced its annual list of the best 100 supply chain transformations and projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a wide range of supply chain functions.

Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

Mark Hersh (shown here) is now a Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Clorox while Dave retired in 2018. Mark and Dave, both career Clorox employees, drove a program to customize the supply chain response using Value Chain Segmentation. Map of Segmentation.

The Manufacturing Industry is Changing Fast — How Prepared are You?

Supply Chain Nation

Agility will be a key factor, as manufacturers will need to be able to quickly shift their manufacturing strategy and supply chain processes to address market changes. Relying on inventory as a buffer will no longer be effective from a cost or customer service perspective.

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record

E2open

The 6 W’s of Supply Chain Planning Systems of Record. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “supply chain planning system of record,” it is essentially the one place where an organization can bring together all supply chain data and plan its enterprise operations. Given that supply chain management is a continuous journey, when is the right time to establish a planning system of record? Multi-tier supply chain.

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Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: The Customer-Centric Journey Towards Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Nation

Building a High-Performing and Profitable Supply Chain. In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series, I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy.

Secret Confessions of a Supply Chain Junkie

Supply Chain Nation

The beauty of the supply chain is all around us. I guess I’m a supply chain junkie…can’t get enough of it. But this young man needs to understand how he is totally disrupting the entire supply chain when he does this. So, are you a supply chain junkie too?

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

In each issue we aim to cover a cross-section of topics that span regions, industry verticals and business functions with a goal of introducing strategies and best practices that resonate with a broad cross-section of supply chain practitioners. What’s on your summer reading list?

Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain. What strategies do the authors suggest for making a supply chain both “resilient” and “efficient” at the same time? Supply Chains Can Be Both Resilient and Cost Efficient. The problem, according to the authors, is that protective measures can be at odds with supply chain managers’ goal of improving cost efficiency.

The State of Supply Chain Management: An Interview with CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen, Part II

Supply Chain Nation

In anticipation of his presentation at JDA’s Innovation Day in Chicago on September 10, Supply Chain Nation sat down with Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP, as part of our Expert Insight series to get a preview of his presentation on the State of Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Management:Is Agile methodology a good solution for.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. « Adding intelligence in the Forecasting process to support Supply Chain Segmentation | Main | Is Customization a Boon or Bane?

Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

Supply Chain Insights

At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. Customer-Centric Supply Chain Research. Building the Customer-Centric Supply Chain.

Agility and flexibility in the age of digital supply chains – Insights from the 2017 Supply Chain & Logistics EMEA summit & expo

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha As supply chain professionals, we can grow insular in our thinking, as on a day-to-day basis we risk confining ourselves narrowly to our domain of responsibility or solving challenges specific to our regions. Supply chain agility or Supply chain nervousness?:

Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies

Supply Chain Shaman

This thing called research in the supply chain market has many arms and legs. I struggle to find a good supply chain academic journal, and often speak to my academic network about the need for one. Bimodal Supply Chains Are a Viable Strategy.